Jaguars 7-round mock draft: 4th round, No. 106 pick – James Cook, RB.
Running back isn’t a pressing need for the Jaguars ahead of the draft but they should strongly consider adding depth to the position, as both Travis Etienne and James Robinson are coming off season-ending injuries. While the former might be back for this year’s Organized Team Activities, the latter could miss training camp and may not be ready for Week 1.
The good news is that there will be a handful of quality running backs available in the fourth round of the draft, including Georgia’s James Cook, who would give the Jaguars insurance in case Robinson hasn’t recovered for the start of the season. The former Bulldog toted the rock 113 times for 728 yards with seven touchdowns last season.
Moreover, Cook averaged 6.4 yards per carry and hauled in 27 receptions for 284 yards with four touchdowns. He’s a three-down back that could step into the Jags’ starting lineup if called upon.
Jaguars 7-round mock draft: 4th round, No. 115 pick – Cade Mays, OL.
The Jaguars currently hold 12 draft picks but they may not use all of them. They have a handful of sixth-rounders and they trade two of them to get back into the fourth round to take offensive lineman Cade Mays, who played right tackle in 2021 but can line up at guard and even at center.
Tyler Shatley will enter the 2022 season as the starting center but the Jaguars’ brass needs to groom a player who could eventually start in case he misses time or underperforms. Mays would be the ideal prospect in the fourth round.